About Book Talk
Insightful interviews with leading authors in the fields of spirituality, wellness, mental health, and more.
In time with the release of his book, we spoke with bestselling author David Sheff on the transformation of Buddhist-practicing death row inmate Jarvis Jay Masters.
We chat up Dr. James Hamblin, author of Clean: The New Science of Skin, on what it means to be clean—and how much your skin really needs all those suds, soaps, and sanitizers.
We talk to Karla McLaren about what we can learn from our anger, how to approach anxiety, why positive emotions aren't always positive, and more.
Leaning how to have real conversations about important topics with people you disagree with is a skill. These days, it's more important than ever. Diane Hamilton, Gabriel Wilson, and Kimberly Loh offer useful advice and powerful stories in their new book Compassionate Conversations.
In his book Breath, veteran journalist James Nestor explains the fundamental importance of how we breathe and why “the conclusion was always the same. When it comes to breathing, less almost always equals more.”
Lisa Mosconi, PhD, explores women's health in her new book, The XX Brain. She sheds light on how women can keep their brains healthy and prevent Alzheimer's, and what exactly those hormonal changes really mean.
Psychologist Rick Hanson shares how meditation changes the wiring in our brain, how to make your practice your own, and how science and contemplative practice are connected.
In his book Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End, hospice doctor Christopher Kerr offers a glimpse into what happens at the end of life. “What the dying fear most is not death but the loss of a life they can recognize as their own. Ultimately, to die well is to humanize dying from an irredeemably grim reality to an experience which may also be rich in meaning and love.”
In their book How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered, Mark Bittman and David L. Katz share their clear, no-nonsense perspective on food and diet, answering questions covering everything from basic nutrients to superfoods to fad diets. They sat down with S&H to talk about the standard American diet.